This Day In History - Civil War Erupts in Rwanda 1994

Civil War Erupts in Rwanda 1994

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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On this day in 1994, Rwandan armed forces kill 10 Belgian peacekeeping officers in a successful effort to discourage international intervention in the genocide that had begun only hours earlier. In approximatelythree months, the Hutu extremists who controlled Rwanda brutally murderedan estimated 500,000 to 1 million innocent civilian Tutsis and moderate Hutus in the worst episode of ethnic genocide since World War II.

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